By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) March 4, 2015 Last updated on 3/06/15. If you’re not quite ready to go all high-end with an Arsenal Democracy AD Blackside or Zev Technologies GlockWORX customized Glock combat/tactical pistol package, then you might want to look at the Strike Industries SI G.U.M., or Gun Universal (Optics) …Read More »
Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) BCMGUNFIGHTER Stock Field Review: Compact, Slim-Profile with ‘Bombproof’ Lock-Up for Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR’s Intended for Combat and 3-Gun Competition (Video!)
By Jeff Gurwitch February 27, 2015 Being no stranger to BCM (Bravo Company Manufacturing) products, I used both a BCMGUNFIGHTER MOD 1 pistol grip and BCM ambidextrous charging handle down range during my last tour on my MK18 carbine (see Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover, Part 2). I think they definitely hit the …Read More »
CMMG Mk47 MUTANT T/AKM/AKM2: AK/AR-15 Hybrid 7.62x39mm Russian Tactical Rifle/Carbine Fires Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM Cartridge with AR-15 Capability and Controls! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 25, 2015 Last modified on 2/26/15. The M+M M10X wasn’t the only interesting 7.62x39mm Russian-caliber tactical rifle/carbine DefenseReview (DR) saw at SHOT Show 2015, no sir. The brand new and very interesting CMMG Mk47 MUTANT T/AKM/AKM2 AK/AR (AR-15) hybrid tactical carbine appeared to be a big hit at the company’s booth, …Read More »
Arsenal Democracy AD PDW 8.5″ 5.56mm/300 Blackout (300BLK) Tactical AR-15 SBR (Short Barreld Rifle) with AD-PDW Stock Minimalist Buttstock and Ambi Controls for Dynamic CQB/CQC Gunfighting, Military PSD, and Vehicle Ops! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 22, 2015 The AD Blackside Glock pistols weren’t the only new combat/tactical goodies Arsenal Democracy (AD) showed DefenseReview (DR) in their Aria Sky Suite. We also got to view and handled the new select-fire/full-auto AD PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) 8.5-inch (8.5″)-barreled 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO/.223 Rem.)/300 Blackout (300BLK) tactical AR SBR …Read More »
Arsenal Democracy AD Blackside Glock Pistol Packages: Customized Combat/Tactical Pistols with AD SwiTch Aluminum Glock Trigger, DOCTER Sight III Bronze 3.5 MOA, Trijicon Night Sight Suppressor Set and Storm Lake Threaded QPQ Barrel for Silencer/Sound Suppressors! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 17, 2015 Last updated on 2/22/15. A small boutique weapons builder called Arsenal Democracy (AD) is currently on a tactical tear, building and customizing combat/tactical pistols and AR (AR-15/AR-10/SR-25) rifle/carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles) for military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters/operators, law enforcement SWAT operators, and civilian tactical shooters, but we’re going …Read More »
Exoskeleton-Wearing ‘Super Soldier’ Future Soldiers: How Far Off are They, Really?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 12, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) just watched Edge of Tomorrow (also known as Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow) on cable, and we were struck by how much the base exoskeleton of Tom Cruise’s character’s (Maj. William Cage) soldier suit reminded us of the B-TEMIA/Revision Military Prowler Human Augmentation System (HAS) and …Read More »
Newest/Latest MagPul PMags Round-Up: Meet the Sand PMAG 30 AR/M4 Gen M3 Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Magazine, PMAG 17 GL9 Glock 17 (G17) 9mm Mag, PMAG D-60 AR/M4, 5.56×45 60-Shot 5.56mm NATO Drum Mag, and PMAG 30 AK/AKM 7.62x39mm Mag with Steel Inserts! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 8, 2015 Last updated on 2/09/15. Sometimes it’s the little things that are some of the biggest hits at industry shows, and at SHOT Show 2015, four of them were the new MagPul Industries mags (magazines), specifically the MagPul Sand PMAG 30 AR/M4 Gen M3 Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Magazine, MagPul PMAG 17 …Read More »
Brugger & Thomet B&T AP556 Select-Fire and Semi-Auto-Only Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s: More Gas Piston/Op-Rod Rifle Goodness with Ambi Controls! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 3, 2015 As long as we’re on the subject of cool new non-AR-type tactical rifle/carbines we should probably mention the new Brugger & Thomet (B&T) AP556, which, according to DefenseReview’s (DR) understanding, will be available in both select-fire/full-auto assault rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) and civilian-legal semi-auto-only tactical rifle/carbine models in the …Read More »
M+M M10X 7.62x39mm AK-Type Long-Stroke Gas Piston/Op-Rod Tactical Rifle/Carbine with 5-Position Adjustable Gas Block! (DR Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 30, 2015 One of the fun things about SHOT Show is seeing products you didn’t expect to see there, especialy when they’re just being carried around at the show by smaller company personnel. The M+M M10X 7.62x39mm Russian AK-type long-stroke gas piston/op-rod (push-type operating rod) semi-auto-only tactical rifle/carbine is one of …Read More »
DRD Tactical KIVAARI AR-Type Quick-Takedown Semi-Auto .338 Lapua Magnum Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle/Carbine for some SERIOUSLY Long-Range, Manpackable Shootin’ n’ Scootin’!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 29, 2015 If you happened by the Hensoldt booth at SHOT Show 2015, you might have noticed a rather badass-looking AR-type semi-auto quick-take-down .338 Lapua Magnum (LM) anti-materiel/sniper rifle/carbine made by DRD Tactical, alled the KIVAARI. The DRD Kivaari doesn’t just look badass. It IS badass, especially when you consider it’s …Read More »
DR’s Back from SHOT (2015), and Fresh Articles are on the Way!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview.com January 27, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) just got back from SHOT Show 2015, and we’re ready to go with some fresh articles on some very cool products we saw there. These are products that either interested us, or that we think are actually important for the market. Anyway, we’ll be discussing and analyzing them shortly, …Read More »
DR Heading to SHOT Show 2015!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com 1/18/15 DefenseReview (DR) is off to SHOT Show 2015. We’ll be at Media Day at the Range AND the exhibition all week, and we’ll report on what we see…so stay tuned!Read More »
Ashbury Precision Ordnance APO Custom Shop (APOCS) Now Upgrading/Customizing and Optically Enhancing Combat/Tactical Pistols with the Trijicon RMR Red Dot Combat Optic and Co-Witnessed Trijicon Night Sights for Combat and Competition Shooting: Upgraded Triggers, Tactical Controls and Texturizing, Too!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) January 13, 2015 Some very good news just came DefenseReview’s (DR) way, and we’re pretty excited about it. Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO), a company known for building some of the best precision modular bolt-action tactical (anti-materiel and sniper) rifles and rifle chassis in the business, has …Read More »
Strike Industries SI Ricci-ERS (Extended Rail Section) Cantilever Rail Section for Tactical AR-15 Carabine/SBR’s
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) January 12, 2015 As long as we’re on the subject of Strike Industries (SI) products, one of the things that makes SI such a formidable company, besides their incredibly prolific new product output in such a relatively short amount of corporate existence, is their ability to think …Read More »
Strike Industries SI SLICK Handguard Rail for Heckler & Koch HK MR556A1/HK416 A5 5.56mm and Walther HK 416 D145RS Semi-Auto .22LR AR Rifle/Carbine
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) January 8, 2015 If you’re currently rocking a HK MR556A1/HK416 A5 or a Walther HK 416 D145RS semi-auto .22LR AR carbine, you might want to check out the new Strike Industries SI SLICK Handguard Rail made specifically for them. The SI SLICK Handguard Rail is a lightweight …Read More »